Read your own cited article.
"Interviews with a half-dozen of Romneyís former partners and associates, as well as public records, show that he was not merely an absentee owner during this period. He signed dozens of company documents, including filings with regulators on a vast array of Bainís investment entities. And he drove the complex negotiations over his own large severance package, a deal that was critical to the firmís future without him, according to his former associates.
Indeed, by remaining CEO and sole shareholder, Romney held on to his leverage in the talks that resulted in his generous 10-year retirement package, according to former associates."